Ruckus Launches Big Biz WiFi

Ruckus Wireless expands its ZoneFlex Enterprise Smart Wireless LAN offerings with a series of new products for large enterprises

March 9, 2009

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Ruckus Wireless™ today expanded its ZoneFlex™ Enterprise Smart Wireless LAN (WLAN) offerings with a series of new products that redefine the economics of delivering reliable, high-performance wireless connectivity to thousands of concurrent users across large enterprise environments.

Extending its award-winning Smart Wi-Fi technology to 802.11n, Ruckus ZoneFlex Enterprise is a family of ultra high-performance Smart WLAN solutions that deliver superior and consistent performance for both legacy Wi-Fi and 802.11n client devices with wire-like reliability. Importantly, the Ruckus unique dynamic beamforming antenna and Automatic Interference Mitigation (AIM) technologies combine to mask the complexity of 802.11n, dramatically simplifying deployment while amplifying its performance and coverage benefits - all at a fraction of the cost of competitive high-end WLAN systems.

“In these economic times, enterprises are looking for practical solutions that let them keep pace with business requirements as budgets shrink,” said Selina Lo, president and CEO of Ruckus Wireless. “For Wi-Fi, it means higher capacity, steadier coverage, more users, less maintenance and doing it all at the lowest possible cost. ZoneFlex Enterprise achieves this, resetting the industry’s price/performance bar for smarter wireless LANs.”

Filling out the ZoneFlex Enterprise family are new products and services that include:

• The ZoneFlex 7962, the industry’s lowest cost, highest performance dual-band 802.11n access point with Ruckus patented beamforming antenna and automatic interference mitigation technology, deployed as a standalone access point (AP) or in a ZoneDirector-managed WLAN,

• The ZoneDirector 3500, scalable and ultra easy-to-use Smart WLAN controllers that manage 500 Ruckus ZoneFlex Smart Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n APs at the industry’s lowest cost for a 500 AP WLAN configuration,

• Ruckus Smart/OS, new application platform software supporting advanced WLAN capabilities for the ZoneDirector such as Smart Mesh Networking and new enhancements including WLAN groups, advanced user access controls, and automatic traffic handling features,

• Enhanced FlexMaster, a Wi-Fi remote management system for ZoneDirector and ZoneFlex APs (standalone or controller-managed locally) with delegated administration support for enterprises with multiple network managers,

• Life time warranty, intrinsic support for all ZoneFlex indoor hardware products.

“With the boost in bandwidth delivered by 802.11n, Wi-Fi reliability has quickly taken center stage as perhaps the most important issue facing enterprise wireless deployment,” said Paul DeBeasi, senior analyst for The Burton Group. “Advances in RF signal control address this issue by automatically mitigating packet loss, jitter, dropped connections and Wi-Fi instability. The combination of 802.11n bandwidth, RF signal control, and the dropping cost of silicon has created the perfect opportunity for enterprises to begin using Wi-Fi as their primary access method.”

Ruckus Wireless Inc.

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